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According to surveys, the most common reason people relocate is to find a better or higher-paying job. If you are one of them, you may be feeling a bit overwhelmed about starting a new job and moving to a new city at the same time. That’s why Work From Home Jobs has created this pre-move checklist to help you tackle your move one step at a time.
1. Decide What You Need To Take With You
Before you start packing all of your belongings in boxes, figure out what you are going to need to have during the actual move. Keep these items somewhere separate so that they don't accidentally get packed.
2. Figure Out Where You Are Going To Live
The current average home value in Denver is $559,742. However, prices can vary substantially depending on what part of the city you live in, the size of the home and the home's features. Figure out how much money you want to spend on a place to live and set a budget. If you decide that now isn’t the time for a house, there are plenty of great apartments in Denver CO and you can search according to price and amenities.
Once you have a list of places that fit your budget, narrow it down by selecting the features you want, such as the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, garage, square footage and lot size. Do some research on the neighborhoods you are considering. What is the crime rate like? Are the schools good? How far will you have to drive to work, shopping, restaurants and medical care?
3. Decide Whether You Are Going To Rent or Buy
You may want to begin this process by checking your credit score. Your credit score impacts the financing you can qualify for and how difficult it will be to get approved for a rental. It also affects the cost of your mortgage. If your credit makes it difficult for you to qualify for a mortgage you can afford, it may be better to rent until you can improve your score.
If you decide to buy a home, you can make the process go more smoothly by working with a good real estate agent and pre-qualifying for a mortgage. Knowing ahead of time how much mortgage you can qualify for prevents you from wasting your time looking at homes that are out of your price range and decreases the amount of time it takes to go from the seller accepting your offer to purchasing the home.
4. Hire Some Help
If your employer is paying for your relocation expenses, take advantage of whichever services your relocation package covers. For example, if your employer is willing to pay a moving company, why go to the hassle of moving everything yourself? If you are purchasing a home, getting the locks changed can be a good way to improve security. You don't know how many people the previous owner may have given a spare key to and whether some of those keys are still out there.
A reputable locksmith should be insured and bonded and offer a warranty. Check reviews and testimonials from past clients to get an idea of how happy people have been with the locksmith's work. Ask about taking advantage of modern technology, such as smart locks, when choosing durable and secure locks to have installed.
Creating a pre-move checklist is a good way to break down the big task of relocating into a series of smaller, more manageable tasks. This will help keep you from feeling overwhelmed by the process. Just remember to take your time, and focus on the positive changes ahead of you as you begin this bold new chapter of your life!
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